- What is hemp?
Hemp is the nerdy cousin of Cannabis. Whereas Cannabis is all about the party, Hemp is the more serious and industrious one in the family, producing an abundance of a substance called Cannabidiol, or CBD.
- What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids, like THC, CBD and CBG, are organic chemical compounds that, with terpenes, make up the building blocks of the cannabis plant. Translating into medicinally valuable relief, cannabinoids have been successfully used in the treatment of conditions such as cancer, seizures, and Parkinson’s disease and symptoms such as inflammation, pain and nausea. Cannabis cannabinoids provide such medical efficacy to humans because they mimic our own naturally produced endocannabinoids, and bind to the same receptors, located throughout the brain and body. The human endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating many different body systems, including pain, memory, mood and appetite.
- What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are compounds found in many kinds of plants and are primary components in essential oils. They are also responsible for the smell of cannabis plants. Like cannabinoids, each individual terpene is associated with a unique effect. Types of terpenes commonly found in the hemp plant include limonene, humulene, myrcene, and ocimene.
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- What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid famed for significantly reducing symptoms in patients suffering from seizure and spasm disorders such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. CBD is the cannabinoid most often recommended for children, elderly and other patients who must remain clear-headed in their activities because it is non-psychoactive, meaning it will not produce euphoria or the feeling of being “high.” CBD reacts with cannabinoid receptors throughout the human body and works to relieve inflammation and pain while producing a calming effect in patients. For this reason, it is often used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. It has also been shown to work with THC to reduce the size of tumors.
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Effects and Benefits
Research has shown that CBD is effective in the treatment of a variety of symptoms and conditions. Examples of conditions for which CBD is particularly effective in providing symptom relief are listed below:
- Seizures (including epilepsy)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Chronic post-operative pain
Cannabigerol, or CBG, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid abundant in hemp. CBG reacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. CBG works to fight inflammation, pain, nausea and works to slow the proliferation of cancer cells. Research has shown it also significantly reduces intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma. Strains high in CBG will be beneficial treating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and cancer.
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- Effects and Benefits
Research has shown that CBG is effective in the treatment of a variety of symptoms and conditions. Examples of conditions for which CBG is particularly effective in providing symptom relief are listed below:
- Crohn’s disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- How are cannabinoids ingested?
Here is a quick rundown of the most common forms of consumption and the cannabis forms for each:
- Inhalation – smoking or vaporizing and inhaling through the lungs (joints, pipes, and vaporizers).
- Ingestion – the cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted from the flower as oil and then either ingested as-is, combined with another medium like food, or processed into pills, gel caps and other traditionally-seen medicinal forms that can enable very precise and controlled dosing experiences (edible baked goods, pills, capsules and tinctures).
- Oral absorption – the extracted oil is combined with another medium. The finished product is kept in the mouth while it dissolves under the tongue, on the tongue or through the inner cheek (mints, lozenges and breath strips).
- Topical – the extracted oil is combined with a product that is applied to the skin (lotion, ointments and transdermal patches).
- Can I Consume Too Much Cannabis?
Just like any product that has a physiological effect on the human body, you can over-indulge. Similar in the way you can have too much caffeine or you can have too much alcohol, you can have too much cannabis. Consuming too much cannabis may lead to a few unpleasant hours. However, unlike other commonly prescribed medicines for treating pain and other conditions approved for this program, it is highly unlikely that an otherwise healthy individual would experience a lethal reaction from over-consuming cannabis. This is principally because the cannabinoid receptors, unlike opioid receptors, are not located in the brain stem areas that control respiration and cardiovascular function. In the nearly 5,000 years that cannabis has been used by tens of millions of people for both medicinal and recreational purposes, there has not been one credible documented case of someone fatally overdosing on cannabis. There is a test known as the LD-50 used to determine the toxicity of a product. This rating indicates at what dosage fifty percent of test animals receiving a drug will die as a result of drug induced toxicity. The LD-50 rating for aspirin is 1:20. in layman’s terms this means that if the recommended dosage of aspirin is two pills, in order to induce death, a person would need to consume 40 pills (20x’s the recommended dosage). For Valium it’s 1:10 and for some cancer medications it can be as low as 1:1.5. It was estimated that the LD-50 for cannabis would be between 1:20,000 and 1:40,000; meaning that a person would need to ingest 20,000 to 40,000 times the single serving size to induce a lethal reaction. For this study, a single serving of cannabis was measure at .9 grams of cannabis (the amount in one cannabis cigarette or joint) – a person would need to ingest 20,000 to 40,000 joints, or roughly 1,500 pounds of cannabis in 15 minutes to induce a lethal reaction. Simply put, it would take an unrealistic amount of cannabis consumption for an otherwise healthy person to experience a cannabis-induced lethal event.
- Full spectrum, broad spectrum and isolate
You've probably found CBD products labeled with “CBD isolate” or “full spectrum” that have left you somewhat confused. Simply put, CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD that's pulled from the plant and devoid of all other ingredients. Full spectrum CBD, on the other hand, contains all the natural chemicals found in the whole plant, which include various other cannabinoids, essential oils, and terpenes.
- Full spectrum CBD
Full spectrum products contain all the natural chemicals found in the hemp plant, including the many types of cannabinoids and terpenes. This can result in the entourage effect to help your body better absorb and use CBD. Ingredients contained within full spectrum CBD may include essential vitamins and minerals, plant-based protein fiber, beneficial fatty acids, chlorophyll, terpenes, and flavonoids.
- CBD isolate
CBD isolate is made by pulling CBD from the plant and removing all other ingredients. While isolated CBD is essentially 99% pure CBD, it doesn’t contain any of the beneficial terpenes or flavonoids that encourage the entourage effect. This is why CBD isolates tend to cost less than full spectrum CBD products or broad-spectrum CBD products.
- Broad-spectrum CBD
Broad-spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol and the other natural compounds found within the plant, except for THC, which is completely removed after the extraction process has taken place. Because broad-spectrum CBD contains other cannabinoids besides THC, it can still produce the entourage effect.
- Drops vs. vaping
CBD sublingual drops has been extremely prevalent as a method to treat many of the symptoms stated above. But, vape is a field also being explored to offer the reliefs of CBD. Both drops and vape use the CBD compound; the difference is the method in which the compound is distributed to the body. The difference in the way CBD enters the body, via vape or drops, alters the way it interacts and provides relief.
CBD drops usually enters the body by being placed under one’s tongue. Some of the drops are dissolved into the blood stream and the others go to the stomach where they are broken down. This method usually takes 30–45 minutes to feel the effects and lasts around 8–12 hours. Since it is long-lasting, CBD drops is popular for treating chronic pain, chronic depression, inflammation and epilepsy.
Vape, on the other hand, works much faster than drops. When inhaled, it takes about 30–120 seconds to feel the effects. Due to its quick relief, it is popular in treating things like migraines or anxiety attacks. By inhaling vape oil, CBD enters the body at a higher potency. It goes directly to the lungs, bypassing the digestive system, allowing more CBD to directly absorb into the body. Since vape is fast acting, it has to be done several times a day to continuously feel the effects. Vaping is more efficient than drops, and this efficiency is gaining popularity among many companies and people. There has been a large increase in vaping due to the introduction of e-cigarettes and other vaping tools like the JUUL. CBD vape is consistent with this trend. Bottom line is vaping is growing more popular today with the introduction of vaping products. CBD drops is a good long-term solution for things like depression or epilepsy, but CBD vaping provides a fast and simple way for relief of symptoms and to feel good.